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A blank or specially printed leaf at the beginning or end of a book.


n, pl -leaves
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the inner leaf of the endpaper of a book, pasted to the first leaf



n., pl. -leaves.
a blank leaf in the front or the back of a book.
[1825–35; fly1]
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Noun1.flyleaf - a blank leaf in the front or back of a book
folio, leaf - a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
وَرَقَه بَيْضاء في أوَّل الكِتاب
prázdný krycí list
blankt blad
boş sayfa/yaprak


[ˈflaɪliːf] N (flyleaves (pl)) → guarda f


[ˈflaɪliːf] npage f de gardefly-on-the-wall documentary ndocumentaire m pris sur le vif
see also fly


[ˈflaɪˌliːf] n (-leaves (pl)) → risguardo


(flai) past tense flew (fluː) : past participle flown (floun) verb
1. to (make something) go through the air on wings etc or in an aeroplane. The pilot flew (the plane) across the sea.
2. to run away (from). He flew (the country).
3. (of time) to pass quickly. The days flew past.
ˈflyer, ˈflier noun
1. a person who flies an aeroplane etc or is in one.
2. a sheet of paper advertising a product, event etc. handing out flyers to passers-by.
flying saucer
a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet.
flying visit
a very short, often unexpected, visit. She paid her mother a flying visit.
frequent flyer/flier noun
a passenger who flies frequently in the same airline and receives bonuses accordingly.
ˈflyleaf noun
a blank page at the beginning or end of a book.
ˈflyover noun
a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another. a flyover across the motorway.
fly in the face of
to oppose or defy; to treat with contempt. He flew in the face of danger.
fly into
suddenly to get into (a rage, a temper etc).
fly off the handle
to lose one's temper.
get off to a flying start
to have a very successful beginning. Our new shop has got off to a flying start.
let fly (often with at)
to throw, shoot or send out violently. He let fly (an arrow) at the target.
send (someone/something) flying
to hit or knock someone or something so that he or it falls down or falls backwards. She hit him and sent him flying.
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1 and 129-131 flyleaves + 4 unfoliated flyleaves at the beginning and 4 at the end)
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A probable answer lies in the fact that while S remains with its flyleaves in its original binding, O, which lacks flyleaves, was rebound in the early seventeenth century (at which point, we may presume, it lost its flyleaves).
Planisphere" is a sly paradox; a handy surrealistic metaphor for the polymorphous poetic cosmos "cramp'd" between the flyleaves of his new collection.
He sent over a big packet of autographed flyleaves to be bound in after printing.
The book of hours was the most intimate and important book of the late Middle Ages and that intimacy has left its physical trace in the margins, flyleaves, and blank spaces of those that survive.
Even as the jockeys were refilling their glasses, Harald Hewitt was checking into a Bloomsbury hotel, where among the contents of his luggage were a loaded gun, a flag in the suffragist colours of purple, white and green, and two Bibles: the flyleaves of one teemed with quotations from the Scriptures, while the other, which he kept about him, doubled as a diary.
Titles in the Library of Congress manuscript, where they exist, are in French, but each of the flyleaves is inscribed "Edinburgh" (abbreviated "Eden" on the front flyleaf), "22 May 1693," and with the name "Loudoun," suggesting Scottish ownership.
As a teacher, you should be able to get the names of publishers from the flyleaves of the textbooks you use at your school.
Or: Notes from Beyond the Veil," and progress through the full-scale examination in "On the Lower Frequencies" of what The Souls of Black Folk might have meant to her maternal grandfather: A contemporary of Du Bois, Papa annotated his copy and probably composed the poem, "From Behind the Veil," that Pemberton finds written on the back flyleaves.
Its main scribe is well known, but less well recognized is how his labor is situated sequentially between the work of two others and how on the flyleaves it is conjoined with another scribe's product.
B217M4 S948 1690 Bound: 4 partbooks; Violin I partbook, 1 front flyleaf, 128 numbered pages, 16 pages of unused staves of which the first page is numbered 129, 2 rear flyleaves; Violin II, Tenor, and Continuo partbooks, 2 front flyleaves, 128 numbered pages, 16 pages of unused staves, 2 rear flyleaves; the covers measure 22.